Last post on Jul 08, 2007 at 9:00 AM
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Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Coupe, Sedan
#6 of 8 Re: North American Civic vs European Civic [yipyipyipee]
Apr 25, 2007 (6:51 pm)
actually, the coupe has a much more sophisticated look IMHO of course, a hatchback reeks of kiddie-car econobox in most folks' minds. With the price increase of the 06-07 Civic, it has to LOOK more expensive. Another hatch just won't cut it in the near-20k market.
what is popular in cars in Europe has no bearing on the US market: most families have one car and it has to be flexible. In the US, most families have more than one vehicle and that affords some style over utility.
#7 of 8 Re: North American Civic vs European Civic [kenlw]
Apr 27, 2007 (10:58 am)
and yet we have countless coupes and wagons that are TECHNICALLY hatchbacks, but because they don't LOOK like it they don't do well.
Flexibility is still a factor for anyone even in the us.
A hatchback 4 door will always be more verstatile than a sedan version. Its just the way it works.
Have you seen the euro civic? It looks much more orginal and classier than ours...there is NO econo on this hatch, except for the fact that it isn't a gas guzzler and isn't too expensive...
#8 of 8 Re: North American Civic vs European Civic [eldaino]
Jul 08, 2007 (9:00 am)
The biggest difference is the attention to detail.
I just moved to Canada and while in the UK I had the civic type-s, wonderful car. The dagger shaped door handles, the triangular exhaust pipes mirrored by the triangular lights at the front, the dash that sweeps around you like a jet fighter, the white stitching on black leather and the Honda badge behind glass at the front.
It's north american counterpart has cheap average door handles a more square dash with cheap switches and just looks like an ugly car from the 1990's. The European version is very much a 21st century car.